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                                                                                  14 Days From £3,095pp

                                                                                  HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                  ■  Visit the Dutch Windmills of Kinderdijk, a
                                                                                    UNESCO World Heritage Site
                                                                                  ■  Two scenic river cruises on the Rhine
                                                                                  ■  Visit to Insel Mainau  - The Flower Island  GRAND  TOURS
                                                                                  ■  First class journeys on the Bernina and
                                                                                    Glacier Express trains
                                                                                  ■  Bernese Oberland Excursion
                                                                                  ■  First class Swiss Travel Pass for unlimited travel on trains,
                                                                                    postbuses, lake steamers and many city buses & trains
                                                                               Bernina-Express © Poschiavo  SELECTED HOTELS

                                                                                           Holiday Inn Express Central Station
                                                                                           Bellevue Rheinhotel
                                                                                  Schaffhausen  Vienna House
                                                                                  Chur     Hotel Freieck
      short distance from the station. Chur is the home of  Day 11 - Glacier Express  Thun   Krone
      the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railways and  Another chance to see the spectacular line up to the   Cologne   Ibis Cologne am Dom
      this afternoon there is time to take the train to Arosa,  Oberalp Pass as we ride the Glacier Express train,
      climbing up the spectacular valley of the Plessur, a  once  famously  described  as  the “slowest  express   Please note - hotels can be subject to change
      tributary of the Rhine.              train in the world” – but who would want to rush   PRICE INCLUDES
                                           through such beautiful scenery? Passing through the
      Day 9 - Bernina Express              Furka Tunnel, we are now in the valley of the River   ■  Travel to and from Switzerland in Standard class
      We cross two major European watersheds as we   Rhône. Changing at Brig, we cross the Alps yet again   ■  First class Swiss Travel Pass
      take the famous Bernina Express train across the Alps   (or rather tunnel under them on this occasion) and   ■  Bernina & Glacier Express supplements
      to northern Italy. Starting in the valley of the Rhine,   find ourselves on the shore of beautiful Lake Thun.   ■  Escorted excursions as listed
      we climb via a series of amazing spirals and hairpins   We have a 2-night stay in the town of Thun.  ■  Accommodation in good, quality hotels on a
      to the Albula pass where a tunnel takes us into the                           bed and breakfast basis
      valley  of  the  River  Inn,  a  tributary  of  the  Danube.  Day 12 - Bernese Oberland  ■  Services of a tour leader from London and
      From here we climb once more to the summit of  Full  day  excursion  by  rail  to  Interlaken  and     throughout the tour
      the Bernina Pass where water from a lake flows two  Lauterbrunnen,  then  by  cable  car  to  Mürren  for
      ways – north to the Inn and, eventually, the Black Sea  spectacular views of the mountains Eiger, Mönch and   Price per person:
      and south to the River Po and the Mediterranean.   Jungfrau. Returning to Interlaken down the valley of   Escorted holiday   £3,095
                                           the  River  Lutschine  (a  tributary  of  the  Rhine),  we   Single room supplement   £695
      Day 10  - To The Source              change to a paddle steamer for the journey back to   Deposit for this holiday   £100
      Two  arms  of  the  Rhine  join  upstream  from  Chur.   Thun.
      We follow the Hinter Rhine by train to Thusis, then
      by postbus to the San Bernardino Pass and on to  Day 13 - Basle and Cologne   Day 14 - Homeward Bound
      Bellinzona. We  then  take  a  train  up  the  Gotthard  By main line train to Basle where we change for our   High speed service to Brussels to connect with
      main  line  to  Göschenen  and  continue  by  narrow  service to Cologne, following the river once more.   the  Eurostar  to  London  St  Pancras,  arriving  mid-
      gauge train to the summit of the Oberalp Pass, the                        afternoon.
      source  of  the  other  arm  of  the  Rhine,  the Vorder
      Rhine. Return by train to Chur.

                                                                               River Rhine, Cologne

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